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Provincetown Film Society

Formed in 1998 in conjunction with our first Provincetown Film Festival, the Provincetown Film Society (PFS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to continuing the founding mission of the Provincetown Art Colony – to provide a welcoming, nurturing, and inspiring environment for boundless and authentic creative exploration – in film. It has also been dedicated to the celebration of Provincetown – an American treasure nestled among spectacular National Seashore beaches and a shining example of diversity and inclusion.


Provincetown International Film Festival

The 5-day festival showcases over 100 American and international independent narrative, documentary, and animated features and shorts, as well as panel discussions and special events. Provincetown International Film Festival has permanently established itself as the largest cultural event on the Lower Cape, attracting over 10,000 film-goers, movie buffs, and arts patrons.


Provincetown Film Institute

Since its founding, Provincetown has been a place of shelter and nurture for the “other”—a place for those whose artistic and life expression might challenge the norm. In 2013, the Provincetown Film Society founded the Gabrielle A. Hanna Provincetown Film Institute to provide programs throughout the year, including film residencies, mini-festivals, and workshops that address gender equity in the media and film. Some of Provincetown Film Society’s Women in Film Initiatives include:


Waters Edge Cinema

Waters Edge Cinema is a two-screen Art House Cinema that showcases newly released films, mini-festivals, special guest presentations, and virtual screenings. Waters Edge Cinema operates year-round, contributing to Provincetown’s tradition as America’s oldest and most vital art colony.


Thank you for your interest in donating to the Provincetown Film Society. PFS is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.